Plant Propagation Workshop 2010

We will be holding our annual Plant Propagation Workshop on March 20. See the documentation from last year’s workshop – blog post and announcement.

This year, our workshop will feature more raspberry propagation, plus grafting of apple, pear, peach, apricot, plum, and cherry. We will be using root stocks and scionwood from our nursery plantings. The workshop will take place at Factor e Farm from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, March 20. We will start with a brief overview of the open source agroecology program that we’re pursuing, to set a context for our plant propagation efforts. The admission is free for True Fans, and $40 for others, and you may be able to take some plants home with you. We will also give a brief tour of our facilities. Email us or call to sign up or for more information, and if you are signing up, payment must be received by March 13. See other details from the announcement above.


  1. Ram

    Marcin have you had any success with organic hydroponics? Finding good quality soil will be an issue in most cities. It would be fantastic to just grow food everywhere.

  2. Matt Whiting


    I’m out west in Utah and from my experience here I’d say the cities have wonderful soil. I just moved out “to the country” and have almost two acres of hard clay that I’ll be working to improve for the rest of my life. In the city I had a 1/8 of an acre of wonderful soil. I’m hoping the bales of alfalfa and all the horse manure will help to get me started out here. If you live in a young city in the US your soil might be poor, but most cities even in the US were built where they are because of the soil and access to water (which of course is one of the reasons for the soil). In my opinion food tastes better when it’s grown in soil but I still buy hydoponic tomatos every once in a while. 🙂

  3. Ram


    Interesting news that soil is better in the cities than the country side. Well its not just in cities; in hills, deserts and so on it would be interesting how drip irrigation and hydroponics play out.I agree that soil is best but how much better? Guess natural fiber can be substituted to a significant degree……well time will tell.